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📈 What’s tiny change could #transform your life? What small movement could be the start of something BIG?
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If you feel #stuck, maybe it’s NOT because you have no #goals, maybe it’s because your big dreams and big plans seem impossible!
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Could you take one of those enormous ideas and break it down into very doable tasks?
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What is one of your tiny habits or changes that will be a game changer?
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❝Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.❞
~ Vincent Van Gogh
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#tinyhabits #tinychanges  #maxresults #bigideas  #bigdreams #bigplans #goalsetting #minichangemaxresults #impactsnowball #credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifeinfluencer #midlifewomen #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
📈 What’s tiny change could #transform  your life? What small movement could be the start of something BIG? 🧐 If you feel #stuck , maybe it’s NOT because you have no #goals , maybe it’s because your big dreams and big plans seem impossible! 💡 Could you take one of those enormous ideas and break it down into very doable tasks? ✅ What is one of your tiny habits or changes that will be a game changer? 🎯 ❝Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.❞ ~ Vincent Van Gogh . . . . . #tinyhabits  #tinychanges  #maxresults  #bigideas  #bigdreams  #bigplans  #goalsetting  #minichangemaxresults  #impactsnowball  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifeinfluencer  #midlifewomen  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
😍 What will bring you lasting meaning and happiness in midlife?  Is it ✈️ travel, 🍱 dining, and 🛍 shopping? Is it dying your 💇🏽‍♀️ hair and getting 👶🏼 botox? Is looking younger the key? 🔑
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🤩 My midlife is going to be about ACCOMPLISHMENT. 😎 I want to be one of the real #CREDOS ❗️
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#Confident
#Radiant
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#Dauntless
#Optimistic
#Successful
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If you want to 💪🏻 DO more, come join our 🌇 community! The new vlog is up on 📺 YouTube. 
Link in the bio! And you can find us on all the socials. 💫
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🤜🏼🤛🏽 What are YOU doing to make your second half the better half? 💖
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Meaning and Happiness in Midlife | Join the CREDOS Crew!
⛓ https://youtu.be/2FsHaoE-vRU
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#midlifewomen #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
😍 What will bring you lasting meaning and happiness in midlife? Is it ✈️ travel, 🍱 dining, and 🛍 shopping? Is it dying your 💇🏽‍♀️ hair and getting 👶🏼 botox? Is looking younger the key? 🔑 . 🤩 My midlife is going to be about ACCOMPLISHMENT. 😎 I want to be one of the real #CREDOS  ❗️ . #Confident  #Radiant  #Excellent  #Dauntless  #Optimistic  #Successful  . If you want to 💪🏻 DO more, come join our 🌇 community! The new vlog is up on 📺 YouTube. Link in the bio! And you can find us on all the socials. 💫 . 🤜🏼🤛🏽 What are YOU doing to make your second half the better half? 💖 . Meaning and Happiness in Midlife | Join the CREDOS Crew! ⛓ https://youtu.be/2FsHaoE-vRU . . . . . #midlifewomen  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
𝟗∕𝟏𝟏 🇺🇸 Do you consider yourself patriotic? 🙋🏼‍♀️ I’m a freaking, flag-flying, America lover. 🌎  I am so grateful to live here and get homesick when I’m out of the country for an extended period. 😢 I feel displaced somehow.
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I’m also fully aware that governments are made of people who are vying for 🔌 power, 📈 position, and a 💰 pay-off and they are easily corruptible. 👎🏽
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🥊 Today the 𝟗∕𝟏𝟏 debates rage again. Living in a 🔬 scientific family, I have ZERO problem with those who question the 👮🏻‍♂️ official government rhetoric about what “really” happened that day. (I rarely trust an official government account on anything. 🙄) If you’ve looked into it at all, there is a lot of obviously sketchy 🤨 information presented as fact. But what is NOT up for debate is that thousands of 😭 innocent people died ⚰️ that day.
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As a #midlife American, I remember that day 🏙 clearly and in detail. We lived in 🌴 Boca Raton (where one of the follow-up ☠️ Anthrax exposures occurred) at the time along with mostly native New Yorkers and New Jerseyites for whom it was far more personal. 💗
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Today I 🙇🏽‍♀️ remember them, 🙏🏻 pray for their loved ones whose lives were irreparably changed, and 💞 hope for more 🕊 peace in the world.
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What are your memories of 𝟗∕𝟏𝟏?
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❝Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.❞
~ Mark Twain
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#credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
𝟗∕𝟏𝟏 🇺🇸 Do you consider yourself patriotic? 🙋🏼‍♀️ I’m a freaking, flag-flying, America lover. 🌎 I am so grateful to live here and get homesick when I’m out of the country for an extended period. 😢 I feel displaced somehow. . I’m also fully aware that governments are made of people who are vying for 🔌 power, 📈 position, and a 💰 pay-off and they are easily corruptible. 👎🏽 . 🥊 Today the 𝟗∕𝟏𝟏 debates rage again. Living in a 🔬 scientific family, I have ZERO problem with those who question the 👮🏻‍♂️ official government rhetoric about what “really” happened that day. (I rarely trust an official government account on anything. 🙄) If you’ve looked into it at all, there is a lot of obviously sketchy 🤨 information presented as fact. But what is NOT up for debate is that thousands of 😭 innocent people died ⚰️ that day. . As a #midlife  American, I remember that day 🏙 clearly and in detail. We lived in 🌴 Boca Raton (where one of the follow-up ☠️ Anthrax exposures occurred) at the time along with mostly native New Yorkers and New Jerseyites for whom it was far more personal. 💗 . Today I 🙇🏽‍♀️ remember them, 🙏🏻 pray for their loved ones whose lives were irreparably changed, and 💞 hope for more 🕊 peace in the world. . What are your memories of 𝟗∕𝟏𝟏? . ❝Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.❞ ~ Mark Twain . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
🧗🏾‍♀️ Why is the first step so hard? 😥 I-N-E-R-T-I-A = a tendency to remain unchanged. 🤓 We all know the feeling, right?
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But there is good news about inertia, too! 📰 This 🔬 science life tip brought to you by 💥 Newton’s First Law 💥:
💡 An object will remain at rest OR in uniform motion UNLESS acted upon by an external force.
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So if you get yourself moving 🤸🏼‍♀️ on one of those #goals—particularly if you create a good habit around that 🎯 goal—you are really likely to keep going! 😃
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So…give yourself that 🥋 kick start past the status quo and get the 🏀 ball rolling in the right direction. It gets easier. 👌🏼
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❓What small start can you make this week?
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❝Dream big. Start small. But most of all, start.❞
~ Simon Senek
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#dreambig #startsmall #start #simonsenek #makethingshappen #firststep  #inertia #dreambigstartsmall #goodnews #scienceofgoalsetting #changehappens #bigchanges #NewtonsFirstLaw #credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
🧗🏾‍♀️ Why is the first step so hard? 😥 I-N-E-R-T-I-A = a tendency to remain unchanged. 🤓 We all know the feeling, right? . But there is good news about inertia, too! 📰 This 🔬 science life tip brought to you by 💥 Newton’s First Law 💥: 💡 An object will remain at rest OR in uniform motion UNLESS acted upon by an external force. . So if you get yourself moving 🤸🏼‍♀️ on one of those #goals â€”particularly if you create a good habit around that 🎯 goal—you are really likely to keep going! 😃 . So…give yourself that 🥋 kick start past the status quo and get the 🏀 ball rolling in the right direction. It gets easier. 👌🏼 . ❓What small start can you make this week? . ❝Dream big. Start small. But most of all, start.❞ ~ Simon Senek . . . . . #dreambig  #startsmall  #start  #simonsenek  #makethingshappen  #firststep  #inertia  #dreambigstartsmall  #goodnews  #scienceofgoalsetting  #changehappens  #bigchanges  #NewtonsFirstLaw  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
😂 The bold truth can be #funny, right? 👍🏽 This morning on the stair stepper, doing my daily communion with @vasafitness 💪🏾 I listened, as usual, to a 🎧 podcast or audiobook. The past few days it’s been 🌟 Crushing It: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Business and Influence—and How You Can, Too by @garyvee.
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Per his usual, it’s super #motivational for 🗂 business owners as well as anyone who just wants to accomplish big things. But this had me burst out laughing 🤣 right there in 🏃🏼‍♀️ cardio 📽 cinema with 💯% hard truth.
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🔆 Who you are today does NOT determine who you will be tomorrow. Full stop. 🛑
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🤩 What are you doing to change your future? You decide! 👊🏻
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❝Just because you suck now, doesn’t mean you’re always going to suck.❞
~ Gary Vaynerchuk
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#suck #sucky #nomoresuck #youcanchange #changeyourlife #changetheworld #brandnewyou #newyou #lifechange #startwhereyouare #movefoward #goals #credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
😂 The bold truth can be #funny , right? 👍🏽 This morning on the stair stepper, doing my daily communion with @vasafitness 💪🏾 I listened, as usual, to a 🎧 podcast or audiobook. The past few days it’s been 🌟 Crushing It: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Business and Influence—and How You Can, Too by @garyvee. . Per his usual, it’s super #motivational  for 🗂 business owners as well as anyone who just wants to accomplish big things. But this had me burst out laughing 🤣 right there in 🏃🏼‍♀️ cardio 📽 cinema with 💯% hard truth. . 🔆 Who you are today does NOT determine who you will be tomorrow. Full stop. 🛑 . 🤩 What are you doing to change your future? You decide! 👊🏻 . ❝Just because you suck now, doesn’t mean you’re always going to suck.❞ ~ Gary Vaynerchuk . . . . . #suck  #sucky  #nomoresuck  #youcanchange  #changeyourlife  #changetheworld  #brandnewyou  #newyou  #lifechange  #startwhereyouare  #movefoward  #goals  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
👷🏻‍♀️ What is hard for you today that won’t be tomorrow?
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This is one of my 🧡 favorite quotes of all time. I memorized it as a tween and repeat it to one kid or another at least once per week. When they are facing something that seems insurmountable, I remind them of the 🌫 hurricane kick.
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All my kids studied #karate 🥋  and each one who tried to learn a 🌧 hurricane kick started by falling smack on their backsides. 🤕 Again and again and again. Until they didn’t. ✋🏼 And once they stopped falling, they continued to progress until the kick because automatic, muscle memory, do-without-thinking easy. 😃
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🌟 Most hard things we encounter are like that. ⏎ We #adapt. We become 💪🏽 stronger and more capable. We grow into new beings.
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👏🏻 What hard thing are you going to tackle until it becomes easy for you?
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❝That which we persist in doing becomes easier to do, not that the nature of the nature of the thing has changed, but that our power to do has increased.❞
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#practicemakesperfect #growth #strength #dohardthings #getstronger #goals #persistence #hurricanekick #keepgoing #keeptrying #keepgoingstrong #youvegotthis #effort #RalphWaldoEmerson #credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
👷🏻‍♀️ What is hard for you today that won’t be tomorrow? . This is one of my 🧡 favorite quotes of all time. I memorized it as a tween and repeat it to one kid or another at least once per week. When they are facing something that seems insurmountable, I remind them of the 🌫 hurricane kick. . All my kids studied #karate  🥋 and each one who tried to learn a 🌧 hurricane kick started by falling smack on their backsides. 🤕 Again and again and again. Until they didn’t. ✋🏼 And once they stopped falling, they continued to progress until the kick because automatic, muscle memory, do-without-thinking easy. 😃 . 🌟 Most hard things we encounter are like that. ⏎ We #adapt . We become 💪🏽 stronger and more capable. We grow into new beings. . 👏🏻 What hard thing are you going to tackle until it becomes easy for you? . ❝That which we persist in doing becomes easier to do, not that the nature of the nature of the thing has changed, but that our power to do has increased.❞ ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson . . . . . #practicemakesperfect  #growth  #strength  #dohardthings  #getstronger  #goals  #persistence  #hurricanekick  #keepgoing  #keeptrying  #keepgoingstrong  #youvegotthis  #effort  #RalphWaldoEmerson  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
🍭 How often do you feel stuck? I do more than I care to admit. 🤨  I like to fancy myself a rugged individualist 🧗🏽‍♂️ who intelligently chooses when and where to collaborate. But when I think deeply about it, 🤔 there are lots of places where I feel ⚡️ powerless to change my life.
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👀 Do you see those in your life as well?
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🏋🏻‍♀️ How do you move those sticking points in your life? 🎯 How do you make changes that are important to progress and growth? 👸🏾 How do you do it even when your #circumstances cannot always be tailor made to your personal goals?
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❝If you do not like where you are, move. You are not a tree.❞
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#stuck #stuckinarut #powerless #powerlessness #youcanmovemountains #youarenotatree #youarenotatreemove #moveyouarenotatree #analyzeyourlife #ruggedindividualist #midlifemovement #midlifechange #lifechange #positivelifechange #credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
🍭 How often do you feel stuck? I do more than I care to admit. 🤨 I like to fancy myself a rugged individualist 🧗🏽‍♂️ who intelligently chooses when and where to collaborate. But when I think deeply about it, 🤔 there are lots of places where I feel ⚡️ powerless to change my life. . 👀 Do you see those in your life as well? . 🏋🏻‍♀️ How do you move those sticking points in your life? 🎯 How do you make changes that are important to progress and growth? 👸🏾 How do you do it even when your #circumstances  cannot always be tailor made to your personal goals? . ❝If you do not like where you are, move. You are not a tree.❞ . . . . . #stuck  #stuckinarut  #powerless  #powerlessness  #youcanmovemountains  #youarenotatree  #youarenotatreemove  #moveyouarenotatree  #analyzeyourlife  #ruggedindividualist  #midlifemovement  #midlifechange  #lifechange  #positivelifechange  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
🦁 Are you #fearless? From the first month of 🚌 kindergarten (when I met my decade-long bully, “Bob,” for the firs time) until the second semester of my sophomore year in college, I spent more time worrying about what other people thought of me 👀 than any other single thing.
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⚡️ What changed all that? One day, as I sat in Professor Coon’s 👨🏼‍⚕️ health class, worrying about how my 💇🏽‍♀️ hair looked and how I was 🐒 sitting and how I raised my 🙋🏽‍♀️ hand and what my voice 🗣 sounded like and if my question sounded dumb 🤪 and what the cute boy 👦🏻 on the next row thought of me and…on and on and on…I realized I was just fed up. I was exhausted from the years of trying to prove “Bob”wrong about all the things he said about me. 🤦🏽‍♀️
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So…I stopped. 🛑 Almost just like that. All I really wanted was to feel confident and not second-guess everything I did. But I had no idea how to be that way. 🤔 So…I faked it. 💯% phony baloney. For about a month, I just *acted* like I *thought* confident people acted. 👱🏻‍♀️ And the most bizarre thing happened. Other people treated me like a confident person. And because they saw me that way, I felt that way. 🤨 And when I felt confident…I was confident. 😎
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Truth is, I still have a ton of insecurities. ⛓ But since then, I think I’ve been in the “normal” zone 🎯 with regard to the willingness and ability to do hard, scary, even terrifying things. 😱  And I hope I’ll keep getting better and better.
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🥂 Here’s to all the terrifying AND amazing things we are all going to do!
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❝If it’s both #terrifying and #amazing then you should definitely pursue it.❞
~ Erada
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#fearlessfemales #fearlessmotivation #fearlesssoul #terrifyingandamazing #youcandoit #motivationalquotes #youvegotthis #dontstop #decisions #lifechange #Erada #credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
🦁 Are you #fearless ? From the first month of 🚌 kindergarten (when I met my decade-long bully, “Bob,” for the firs time) until the second semester of my sophomore year in college, I spent more time worrying about what other people thought of me 👀 than any other single thing. . ⚡️ What changed all that? One day, as I sat in Professor Coon’s 👨🏼‍⚕️ health class, worrying about how my 💇🏽‍♀️ hair looked and how I was 🐒 sitting and how I raised my 🙋🏽‍♀️ hand and what my voice 🗣 sounded like and if my question sounded dumb 🤪 and what the cute boy 👦🏻 on the next row thought of me and…on and on and on…I realized I was just fed up. I was exhausted from the years of trying to prove “Bob”wrong about all the things he said about me. 🤦🏽‍♀️ . So…I stopped. 🛑 Almost just like that. All I really wanted was to feel confident and not second-guess everything I did. But I had no idea how to be that way. 🤔 So…I faked it. 💯% phony baloney. For about a month, I just *acted* like I *thought* confident people acted. 👱🏻‍♀️ And the most bizarre thing happened. Other people treated me like a confident person. And because they saw me that way, I felt that way. 🤨 And when I felt confident…I was confident. 😎 . Truth is, I still have a ton of insecurities. ⛓ But since then, I think I’ve been in the “normal” zone 🎯 with regard to the willingness and ability to do hard, scary, even terrifying things. 😱 And I hope I’ll keep getting better and better. . 🥂 Here’s to all the terrifying AND amazing things we are all going to do! . ❝If it’s both #terrifying  and #amazing  then you should definitely pursue it.❞ ~ Erada . . . . . #fearlessfemales  #fearlessmotivation  #fearlesssoul  #terrifyingandamazing  #youcandoit  #motivationalquotes  #youvegotthis  #dontstop  #decisions  #lifechange  #Erada  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
👨‍👩‍👧 Are YOU adopted? I am! 👋🏻 And I am NOT searching for my “real parents.” 🙅🏻‍♀️ Why?
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⁉️ All my life I’ve been asked things such as:
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‎٭ Don’t you want to know your real parents?
‎٭ Don’t you want to know who you really are?
‎٭ Why don’t you get a DNA test?
‎٭ What if you have a strange genetic disorder?
‎٭ What if you’re an heiress to the throne?
‎٭ What if your siblings are looking for you?
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🤷🏼‍♀️ Somehow, I don’t really care! 😲 Truth. 🙋🏽‍♀️ In this week’s vlog, I will explain.
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⛓Link In Bio
https://youtu.be/NtuCWiCmUg4
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Also, you’ll get a sneak 👀 peak of the DNA testing Sam and I are doing with @ancestry and @23andme . What do you think we’ll find out? 🔬
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⚡️ Do you have any kind of adoption connection? What do YOU think?
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#adoption #adopted #adoptionjourney #adoptionislove #adoptionrocks #searchingforbirthmom #adoptionsearch #realparents #infantadoption #dna #dnatest #dnatesting #utahadoption #adoptionstory #credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
👨‍👩‍👧 Are YOU adopted? I am! 👋🏻 And I am NOT searching for my “real parents.” 🙅🏻‍♀️ Why? . ⁉️ All my life I’ve been asked things such as: . ‎٭ Don’t you want to know your real parents? ‎٭ Don’t you want to know who you really are? ‎٭ Why don’t you get a DNA test? ‎٭ What if you have a strange genetic disorder? ‎٭ What if you’re an heiress to the throne? ‎٭ What if your siblings are looking for you? . 🤷🏼‍♀️ Somehow, I don’t really care! 😲 Truth. 🙋🏽‍♀️ In this week’s vlog, I will explain. . ⛓Link In Bio https://youtu.be/NtuCWiCmUg4 . Also, you’ll get a sneak 👀 peak of the DNA testing Sam and I are doing with @ancestry and @23andme . What do you think we’ll find out? 🔬 . ⚡️ Do you have any kind of adoption connection? What do YOU think? . . . . . #adoption  #adopted  #adoptionjourney  #adoptionislove  #adoptionrocks  #searchingforbirthmom  #adoptionsearch  #realparents  #infantadoption  #dna  #dnatest  #dnatesting  #utahadoption  #adoptionstory  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
👶🏽 What do you think about #adoption and #motherhood? My 𝟔 children are all biological. I, however, was adopted when I was two days old. 🏥
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What do I think makes someone a 👨‍👩‍👧 “real mother”? ⏱ Time, 👩🏽‍🔬bdedication, 💞 love, 👩🏾‍🍳 sacrifice, 😟 worry, 🏋🏿‍♀️ effort, 🙌🏼 success, 🤕 failure—rinse and repeat. 🔁
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🤰🏼 Giving birth is a cool thing. But it’s the 📆 years of giving of yourself and doing your best—even when it’s not 😰 enough—that makes someone a true mother. 👩‍👧‍👦
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🤔 What do YOU think about adoption? 🗣 I talk about my adoption story on this week’s vlog.
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⛓Link In Bio
https://youtu.be/NtuCWiCmUg4
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❝Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.❞
~ Robert A. Heinlien
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#adoption #adopted #adoptionjourney #adoptionislove #adoptionrocks #searchingforbirthmom #adoptionsearch #realparents #infantadoption #motherhood #realmothers #whatmakesamother #utahadoption #adoptionstory #credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #RobertHHeinlein #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
👶🏽 What do you think about #adoption  and #motherhood ? My 𝟔 children are all biological. I, however, was adopted when I was two days old. 🏥 . What do I think makes someone a 👨‍👩‍👧 “real mother”? ⏱ Time, 👩🏽‍🔬bdedication, 💞 love, 👩🏾‍🍳 sacrifice, 😟 worry, 🏋🏿‍♀️ effort, 🙌🏼 success, 🤕 failure—rinse and repeat. 🔁 . 🤰🏼 Giving birth is a cool thing. But it’s the 📆 years of giving of yourself and doing your best—even when it’s not 😰 enough—that makes someone a true mother. 👩‍👧‍👦 . 🤔 What do YOU think about adoption? 🗣 I talk about my adoption story on this week’s vlog. . ⛓Link In Bio https://youtu.be/NtuCWiCmUg4 . ❝Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.❞ ~ Robert A. Heinlien . . . . . #adoption  #adopted  #adoptionjourney  #adoptionislove  #adoptionrocks  #searchingforbirthmom  #adoptionsearch  #realparents  #infantadoption  #motherhood  #realmothers  #whatmakesamother  #utahadoption  #adoptionstory  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #RobertHHeinlein  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
😲 𝟕 long weeks into my diet, I have finally passed the 𝟏𝟎 pound mark. 💪🏻 This is the 𝕗𝕚𝕣𝕤𝕥 week I have actually lost the expected 𝟐 pounds. 🧐 Hallelooooooo! 🙌🏻 (Where’s the “whew” emoji of a middle aged woman slumping back in her chair and sighing, whilst blowing her bangs up off her sweaty forehead? 😅)
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🗯 This morning—just in the nick of time—I saw an inspiring post by @ryanc_fit that utterly describes my experience. He said:
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🤜🏼 Fat Loss - What Do You Control? 🤛🏼
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⚡️ CAN’T CONTROL
How quickly you lose fat
Where you lose fat from
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How quickly the scales move
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🔆 DO CONTROL
Consistency with your diet
Consistency with your workouts
How you feel about your body
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🏅 On that second list, I’ve been utterly stellar at the top two. That bottom one is a long way off, but…well…I’ll still call two out of three a win. 🏆
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🥅 What things IN your control are you focusing on this week—fitness related or otherwise?
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⚙︎ I use @myfitnesspal to track every morsel of my 🥗 food and my 🏃🏼‍♀️ workouts. Yes, it’s annoying, but it’s also very helpful. 🐳
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#midlifefitness #midlifefitnesscrisis #midlifefitnessmastery #midlifefitnessjourney #fitnessgoals #womensfitness #midlifehealthandwellness #midlifehealthyliving #midlifedieting #midlifediet #fitnessover50 #fitnessoverfifty #lifelongfitness #over50fitness #credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
😲 𝟕 long weeks into my diet, I have finally passed the 𝟏𝟎 pound mark. 💪🏻 This is the 𝕗𝕚𝕣𝕤𝕥 week I have actually lost the expected 𝟐 pounds. 🧐 Hallelooooooo! 🙌🏻 (Where’s the “whew” emoji of a middle aged woman slumping back in her chair and sighing, whilst blowing her bangs up off her sweaty forehead? 😅) . 🗯 This morning—just in the nick of time—I saw an inspiring post by @ryanc_fit that utterly describes my experience. He said: . 🤜🏼 Fat Loss - What Do You Control? 🤛🏼 . ⚡️ CAN’T CONTROL How quickly you lose fat Where you lose fat from How quickly you lose inches How quickly the scales move . 🔆 DO CONTROL Consistency with your diet Consistency with your workouts How you feel about your body . 🏅 On that second list, I’ve been utterly stellar at the top two. That bottom one is a long way off, but…well…I’ll still call two out of three a win. 🏆 . 🥅 What things IN your control are you focusing on this week—fitness related or otherwise? . ⚙︎ I use @myfitnesspal to track every morsel of my 🥗 food and my 🏃🏼‍♀️ workouts. Yes, it’s annoying, but it’s also very helpful. 🐳 . . . . . #midlifefitness  #midlifefitnesscrisis  #midlifefitnessmastery  #midlifefitnessjourney  #fitnessgoals  #womensfitness  #midlifehealthandwellness  #midlifehealthyliving  #midlifedieting  #midlifediet  #fitnessover50  #fitnessoverfifty  #lifelongfitness  #over50fitness  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
🤦🏽‍♀️ Can little hurdles ruin your entire day? Imperfection is PREDICTABLE. 💁🏼‍♀️ We should be 😯 surprised if everything DOES go as planned, not lose our 🍪 cookies when it doesn’t.
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✓ Make it part of the PLAN to allow for extra ⌚️ time, covering a 😴 slacker, accommodating ⛈ weather, looking for last-minute 👀 solutions, and all the rest. It’s just part of life. 😎
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🤔 How do you keep #perspective with day to day issues? 📒 How do you #plan to avoid as much #frustration as possible?
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❝Was it a bad day? Or was it a bad five minutes you milked all day?❞
~ Toby Mac
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#credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #mood #badmood #goodmood #chooseyourmood #TobyMac #badday #goodday #choosejoy #getoverit #moveon #noexcuses #planningaddict #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
🤦🏽‍♀️ Can little hurdles ruin your entire day? Imperfection is PREDICTABLE. 💁🏼‍♀️ We should be 😯 surprised if everything DOES go as planned, not lose our 🍪 cookies when it doesn’t. . ✓ Make it part of the PLAN to allow for extra ⌚️ time, covering a 😴 slacker, accommodating ⛈ weather, looking for last-minute 👀 solutions, and all the rest. It’s just part of life. 😎 . 🤔 How do you keep #perspective  with day to day issues? 📒 How do you #plan  to avoid as much #frustration  as possible? . ❝Was it a bad day? Or was it a bad five minutes you milked all day?❞ ~ Toby Mac . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #mood  #badmood  #goodmood  #chooseyourmood  #TobyMac  #badday  #goodday  #choosejoy  #getoverit  #moveon  #noexcuses  #planningaddict  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
⏰ How long can you wait? One of the downsides of all these accumulated years of wisdom 😏 is that we don’t have 𝟴𝟬 years ahead of us. 😢 If that creates some urgency to progress, I’ll take that as a positive thing! 🙌🏻
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🙅🏻‍♀️ No more procrastinating. 🙅🏽‍♀️ No more excuses. 🙅🏿‍♀️ No more waiting for the perfect moment or circumstances. 🧚🏽‍♀️ Just get up, step out, and take action. That is the only thing that ever really works. 👌🏽
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🗯 What is your big dream? What are you doing about it? ✅
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❝Let today be the day you love yourself enough to no longer just dream of a better life. Let it be the day you act upon it.❞
~ Steve Maraboli
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#dreambig #takeaction #notimetowaste #dontwait #livelifenow #actonyourdreams #actonyourdreamstoday #stopwaiting #stopwaitingstartdoing #createyourdreamlife #createyourdream #createyourdestiny #notimetolose #lifeisshort #credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
⏰ How long can you wait? One of the downsides of all these accumulated years of wisdom 😏 is that we don’t have 𝟴𝟬 years ahead of us. 😢 If that creates some urgency to progress, I’ll take that as a positive thing! 🙌🏻 . 🙅🏻‍♀️ No more procrastinating. 🙅🏽‍♀️ No more excuses. 🙅🏿‍♀️ No more waiting for the perfect moment or circumstances. 🧚🏽‍♀️ Just get up, step out, and take action. That is the only thing that ever really works. 👌🏽 . 🗯 What is your big dream? What are you doing about it? ✅ . ❝Let today be the day you love yourself enough to no longer just dream of a better life. Let it be the day you act upon it.❞ ~ Steve Maraboli . . . . . #dreambig  #takeaction  #notimetowaste  #dontwait  #livelifenow  #actonyourdreams  #actonyourdreamstoday  #stopwaiting  #stopwaitingstartdoing  #createyourdreamlife  #createyourdream  #createyourdestiny  #notimetolose  #lifeisshort  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
💭 Do you reminisce too much? 🕰 Do you live in the past? 😶 I have this fantasy that my genius husband will invent a time traveler remote control clicker device. ⚗️ (To go along with the time stopper remote control clicker device.) With it, I can go back to any point I choose, keep all my knowledge, and have a great big do over. ✔️
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Still waiting on that. 🤪 But until that happens, I’m really trying to focus on the #present. 🎁 While I want to retain the lessons I’ve learned from the #past and plan wisely for the #future, I don’t want to dwell on them, I don’t want to wish for my past live(s), get melancholy thinking about “the good old days,” or get consumed by possible future problems. 🗯 I want to grab TODAY—this moment—and use the heck out of every second. 🏃🏻‍♀️
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💡 Do you have any great quotes about living in the present moment? I’d love to hear more!
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❝Remember then: There is only one time that is important—NOW! It is the most important time because it is the only time when we have any power.❞
~ Leo Tolstoy
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#liveinthepresent #liveinthemoment #liveinthepresentmoment #enjoythepresent #learnfromthepast #planforthefuture #timetravel #doover #therearenotdoovers #livelifetothefullest #LeoTolstoy #credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
💭 Do you reminisce too much? 🕰 Do you live in the past? 😶 I have this fantasy that my genius husband will invent a time traveler remote control clicker device. ⚗️ (To go along with the time stopper remote control clicker device.) With it, I can go back to any point I choose, keep all my knowledge, and have a great big do over. ✔️ . 😑 . Still waiting on that. 🤪 But until that happens, I’m really trying to focus on the #present . 🎁 While I want to retain the lessons I’ve learned from the #past  and plan wisely for the #future , I don’t want to dwell on them, I don’t want to wish for my past live(s), get melancholy thinking about “the good old days,” or get consumed by possible future problems. 🗯 I want to grab TODAY—this moment—and use the heck out of every second. 🏃🏻‍♀️ . 💡 Do you have any great quotes about living in the present moment? I’d love to hear more! . ❝Remember then: There is only one time that is important—NOW! It is the most important time because it is the only time when we have any power.❞ ~ Leo Tolstoy . . . . . #liveinthepresent  #liveinthemoment  #liveinthepresentmoment  #enjoythepresent  #learnfromthepast  #planforthefuture  #timetravel  #doover  #therearenotdoovers  #livelifetothefullest  #LeoTolstoy  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
🥗 What’s your go-to healthy meal? 🥙 Besides egg whites. 🥚 I’m far too adept at those. 🍳
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⚖️ You know those 𝟏𝟐𝟎𝟎 calories diets where you lose 𝟐 pounds per week? 📆 Yeah, well… It’s taken me 𝟔 weeks to lose 𝟕.𝟔 pounds. (I’m “supposed” to have lost 𝟏𝟐. 😢) And I do not cheat. 🤐  I literally record every bite that goes in my mouth. 📖  But…at least it’s heading in the right direction. ⬇ I guess. 🙄
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I’ve struggled with my weight literally since birth. 👶🏼 My pageant girl 👑 phase was brought about mostly by never eating. 😒 And…well…don’t let anyone tell you that metabolism doesn’t often change for the worse with age. 😤 My weight issues have gotten more difficult with age and childbirth. 🤰🏽
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Anyway, here  I am an again. 😑 Trying to get back in shape. 🏋🏼‍♀️ I’m sticking to my diet religiously and working out 𝟔 days per week (which is what I’ve done for over 𝟒𝟎 years). I’m so exhausted by it all, but still determined. 😬
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This was tonight’s dinner. 😋 Chopped salad with my new kitchen gadget (swipe right). For what it’s worth I’ll include the recipe (if you can call it that) on the blog. 💡This post isn’t sponsored, but if @oxo ever wants to send me some gear, I’ll be all over that. 🤓 I’m quite the fan.
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 https://midlifecredo.com/healthy-chopped-salad/
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🙏🏻 Help a girl out. What are your favorite health-minded and low calorie meals? 🍲
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#healthymeals #choppedsalad #oxosaladchopper #oxo #healthydinner #healthydinnerideas #healthydinnerrecipes #saladrecipes #healthydinneridea #easydinners #easyhealthyfood #easyhealthymeals #easyhealthyrecipes #lowcalorie #lowcaloriediet #lowcaloriemeals #credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
🥗 What’s your go-to healthy meal? 🥙 Besides egg whites. 🥚 I’m far too adept at those. 🍳 . ⚖️ You know those 𝟏𝟐𝟎𝟎 calories diets where you lose 𝟐 pounds per week? 📆 Yeah, well… It’s taken me 𝟔 weeks to lose 𝟕.𝟔 pounds. (I’m “supposed” to have lost 𝟏𝟐. 😢) And I do not cheat. 🤐 I literally record every bite that goes in my mouth. 📖 But…at least it’s heading in the right direction. ⬇ I guess. 🙄 . I’ve struggled with my weight literally since birth. 👶🏼 My pageant girl 👑 phase was brought about mostly by never eating. 😒 And…well…don’t let anyone tell you that metabolism doesn’t often change for the worse with age. 😤 My weight issues have gotten more difficult with age and childbirth. 🤰🏽 . Anyway, here I am an again. 😑 Trying to get back in shape. 🏋🏼‍♀️ I’m sticking to my diet religiously and working out 𝟔 days per week (which is what I’ve done for over 𝟒𝟎 years). I’m so exhausted by it all, but still determined. 😬 . This was tonight’s dinner. 😋 Chopped salad with my new kitchen gadget (swipe right). For what it’s worth I’ll include the recipe (if you can call it that) on the blog. 💡This post isn’t sponsored, but if @oxo ever wants to send me some gear, I’ll be all over that. 🤓 I’m quite the fan. .  https://midlifecredo.com/healthy-chopped-salad/ . 🙏🏻 Help a girl out. What are your favorite health-minded and low calorie meals? 🍲 . . . . . #healthymeals  #choppedsalad  #oxosaladchopper  #oxo  #healthydinner  #healthydinnerideas  #healthydinnerrecipes  #saladrecipes  #healthydinneridea  #easydinners  #easyhealthyfood  #easyhealthymeals  #easyhealthyrecipes  #lowcalorie  #lowcaloriediet  #lowcaloriemeals  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
👈🏼 Who is to #blame? ❓ You don’t have the life you want. 😣  You haven’t achieved your dreams. 😖 This isn’t the way it was supposed to be. 😫
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⌚️ How much time do you spend figuring out who’s #fault it is that you don’t have what you want versus how much time you spend #creating the life you want. 🤷🏻‍♀️
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💡 You #choose what you do. 🛑 Full stop. So get up and go get it. 🏃🏼‍♀️
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❝You can’t control how you fee. But you can always control how you act.❞
~ Mel Robbins
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#credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #youchooseyourlife #responsibility #personalresponsibility #makeyourlifeamazing #youchoose #yourlife #yourdecisions #yourchoices #MelRobbins #takecontrol #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
👈🏼 Who is to #blame ? ❓ You don’t have the life you want. 😣 You haven’t achieved your dreams. 😖 This isn’t the way it was supposed to be. 😫 . ⌚️ How much time do you spend figuring out who’s #fault  it is that you don’t have what you want versus how much time you spend #creating  the life you want. 🤷🏻‍♀️ . 💡 You #choose  what you do. 🛑 Full stop. So get up and go get it. 🏃🏼‍♀️ . ❝You can’t control how you fee. But you can always control how you act.❞ ~ Mel Robbins . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #youchooseyourlife  #responsibility  #personalresponsibility  #makeyourlifeamazing  #youchoose  #yourlife  #yourdecisions  #yourchoices  #MelRobbins  #takecontrol  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
🍩 Do you deserve an #indulgence? 🍿 If you think you earned the right (because of your hard work? your diligence? surviving the week?) to do something that takes you AWAY from your stated goals, really means your goals are not what you say they are. 🤔
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If you CHOOSE to eat that 🍨 ice cream after a long week, you have proven that ice cream is more important to you than getting fit. 🤷🏻‍♀️ That isn’t a judgment call, it’s just a fact. We DO what we really WANT to do. ✅
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💡 Choices become habits. Habits become lifestyle. Lifestyle is dictated by the things we actually DO every day…not by the things we SAY. 🗣 (Talk it cheap. 🐣)
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🗓 TODAY you can make choices that move you ➡️ TOWARD your goals. Do you want to be happier, healthier, wealthier, kinder? 💖 What do you WANT? What are you going to DO about it? 😄 Why not INDULGE in the lifestyle of your dreams? ☁️
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❝Junk food you’ve craved for an hour or the body you’ve craved for a lifetime? Your decision!❞
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P.S. Check out my daughter and son-in-law on @packerfitness for some serious fitness and science motivation. I’m down 6.6 pounds and counting. 💪🏻😊
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#credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #junkfood #junkfoodjunkie #indulgence #dreamlife #health #fitness #healthychoices #healthychoicesmatter #goals #reachyourgoals #fitnessgoals #habits #goodhabits #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
🍩 Do you deserve an #indulgence ? 🍿 If you think you earned the right (because of your hard work? your diligence? surviving the week?) to do something that takes you AWAY from your stated goals, really means your goals are not what you say they are. 🤔 . If you CHOOSE to eat that 🍨 ice cream after a long week, you have proven that ice cream is more important to you than getting fit. 🤷🏻‍♀️ That isn’t a judgment call, it’s just a fact. We DO what we really WANT to do. ✅ . 💡 Choices become habits. Habits become lifestyle. Lifestyle is dictated by the things we actually DO every day…not by the things we SAY. 🗣 (Talk it cheap. 🐣) . 🗓 TODAY you can make choices that move you ➡️ TOWARD your goals. Do you want to be happier, healthier, wealthier, kinder? 💖 What do you WANT? What are you going to DO about it? 😄 Why not INDULGE in the lifestyle of your dreams? ☁️ . ❝Junk food you’ve craved for an hour or the body you’ve craved for a lifetime? Your decision!❞ . P.S. Check out my daughter and son-in-law on @packerfitness for some serious fitness and science motivation. I’m down 6.6 pounds and counting. 💪🏻😊 . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #junkfood  #junkfoodjunkie  #indulgence  #dreamlife  #health  #fitness  #healthychoices  #healthychoicesmatter  #goals  #reachyourgoals  #fitnessgoals  #habits  #goodhabits  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
🎂 Happy birthday, to the love of my life. 💖 When I was ❷❶ I married this man and ⓷⓷ years later I cannot imagine life without him. He is my #soulmate and my #teammate.
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📸 Why this picture? Today is the Fathers and Sons Campout. 🏕 Even though it’s his birthday and we would typically be 🎈 pampering him, 🍱 taking him out, and 🎁 giving him gifts, he wouldn’t miss this event with his boys.
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That is so typical of him. @samuelmcarthursmith is a reserved, focused, genius of a man. 👨🏼‍💻 He is utterly loyal and dedicated to his family. 🎖 Everything he has done for the past many decades has been for me and our children. Everything. 💯
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😍 Sam 😍 is such a blessing in my life. I’m forever grateful that we found each other and have been able to spend our lives together. 🤵🏼👰🏽 Here’s to many more birthdays, babe! 💑
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🎂 Happy birthday, to the love of my life. 💖 When I was ❷❶ I married this man and ⓷⓷ years later I cannot imagine life without him. He is my #soulmate  and my #teammate . . 📸 Why this picture? Today is the Fathers and Sons Campout. 🏕 Even though it’s his birthday and we would typically be 🎈 pampering him, 🍱 taking him out, and 🎁 giving him gifts, he wouldn’t miss this event with his boys. . That is so typical of him. @samuelmcarthursmith is a reserved, focused, genius of a man. 👨🏼‍💻 He is utterly loyal and dedicated to his family. 🎖 Everything he has done for the past many decades has been for me and our children. Everything. 💯 . 😍 Sam 😍 is such a blessing in my life. I’m forever grateful that we found each other and have been able to spend our lives together. 🤵🏼👰🏽 Here’s to many more birthdays, babe! 💑 . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #happybirthday  #birthdayboy  #birthdayhusband  #manoftheyear  #besthusband  #husband  #husbandbirthday  #husbandgoals  #lovehim  #husbandlove  #loyal  #true  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
💣 Is this #controversial? 🤷🏻‍♀️ Honestly I don’t know! I only need to wait ⏲ until I am 60 and my dreams of being a famous 🎭 actress will come true! I’ll audition for a period piece—like any British telly❣️—and be the ONLY woman to show up with a real face! 👱🏼‍♀️
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Just read an article about a “52-year-old mother…who has spent $147k to look like a 30-year-old.” Except…she doesn’t look 30. 😳 She looks like a 52-year-old after a boatload of surgery. 🤕 And after all that, most of her photos are blurry and doctored with the smoove tool. 🙄 Why?
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👶🏻 What is it about “looking young”—even if we really don’t—that is so appealing? Truth, if you gave me a safe pill 💊 that would undo my aging, I would take it. 💁🏽‍♀️ I hardly recognize my own face anymore 👀 and that bugs me. I don’t WANT to look like an old lady 🧓🏻 or (more to the point) be treated like an old lady. 😔
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But when I see all the women—with a GREAT deal of money 💵—with the super stretched, distorted, pinchy face, I’m kind of baffled. 🤨 It seems that we, as a culture, are beginning to prefer an unrecognizably alien 👽 look to a naturally aged, real woman. 😢 (And this has touched men a bit, as well.)
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😊 While I AM on the quest for a #MidlifeTransition—and some of that is about my appearance 🏋🏾‍♀️ —I don’t expect to go under the 🔪 knife or 💉 needle. I want to be my best self 😁, but not with risky procedures and substances. 🤷🏾‍♀️
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🤔 Am I the only one?
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❝When I say I’m getting some work done I never mean plastic surgery.❞
~ Alison Moore Smith
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💣 Is this #controversial ? 🤷🏻‍♀️ Honestly I don’t know! I only need to wait ⏲ until I am 60 and my dreams of being a famous 🎭 actress will come true! I’ll audition for a period piece—like any British telly❣️—and be the ONLY woman to show up with a real face! 👱🏼‍♀️ . Just read an article about a “52-year-old mother…who has spent $147k to look like a 30-year-old.” Except…she doesn’t look 30. 😳 She looks like a 52-year-old after a boatload of surgery. 🤕 And after all that, most of her photos are blurry and doctored with the smoove tool. 🙄 Why? . 👶🏻 What is it about “looking young”—even if we really don’t—that is so appealing? Truth, if you gave me a safe pill 💊 that would undo my aging, I would take it. 💁🏽‍♀️ I hardly recognize my own face anymore 👀 and that bugs me. I don’t WANT to look like an old lady 🧓🏻 or (more to the point) be treated like an old lady. 😔 . But when I see all the women—with a GREAT deal of money 💵—with the super stretched, distorted, pinchy face, I’m kind of baffled. 🤨 It seems that we, as a culture, are beginning to prefer an unrecognizably alien 👽 look to a naturally aged, real woman. 😢 (And this has touched men a bit, as well.) . 😊 While I AM on the quest for a #MidlifeTransition â€”and some of that is about my appearance 🏋🏾‍♀️ —I don’t expect to go under the 🔪 knife or 💉 needle. I want to be my best self 😁, but not with risky procedures and substances. 🤷🏾‍♀️ . 🤔 Am I the only one? . ❝When I say I’m getting some work done I never mean plastic surgery.❞ ~ Alison Moore Smith . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #plasticsurgery  #naturalaging  #healthyaging  #nosmoovefaces  #noplasticsurgery  #nobotox  #nojuvederm  #noneedles  #nosurgery  #wrinklesaresexy  #wrinklesarebeautiful  #aginggracefully  #aging  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
🚨 Are you the happiness police? 👮🏻‍♀️ Hahaha. 😂 Haha. 😀 Ha. 😬
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I’ve been a mom for over ⓷⓵ years, and until very recently—as in this past year—I thought I was on duty. Of course, when my kids were sick 🤢 I was there. But if my children—even one of the six—had a problem🤨 , had an issue 😒 , was upset 😖, angry 😡, testy 😤, whiny 😱, grumpy😠, hormonal 😧, or any other version of “not happy,” I was sure it was MY JOB to 🛠 FIX it, to 👩🏽‍⚕️ CURE it, to right all the wrongs and bring on the joy. 🌈🦄
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And…here’s the kicker 🥋…if I could not or did not turn their frowns upside down 🙃 in record time, I felt like a failure. 😔
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🙅🏾‍♀️ No one taught me that or imposed that on me. 👩‍👧‍👦 That is just one of the ways my “mothering instinct” turned on. 🤔 And it wasn’t positive or healthy.
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🤓 Lesson: I am responsible for what *I* do, what *I* say, how *I* respond, but—as 🧙🏼‍♀️ magical as moms are�—we are not responsible for the MOODS and REACTIONS of everyone around us. 😮 Everyone has agency just as we do. And they are responsible for those parts of themselves. And that’s a GOOD thing. 😇
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👷🏼‍♀️ What hard lessons have you learned about family life as you’ve gotten older? Share! 💞
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❝Stop trying to make everybody happy. You aren’t chocolate.❞
~ Toby Mac
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🚨 Are you the happiness police? 👮🏻‍♀️ Hahaha. 😂 Haha. 😀 Ha. 😬 . I’ve been a mom for over ⓷⓵ years, and until very recently—as in this past year—I thought I was on duty. Of course, when my kids were sick 🤢 I was there. But if my children—even one of the six—had a problem🤨 , had an issue 😒 , was upset 😖, angry 😡, testy 😤, whiny 😱, grumpy😠, hormonal 😧, or any other version of “not happy,” I was sure it was MY JOB to 🛠 FIX it, to 👩🏽‍⚕️ CURE it, to right all the wrongs and bring on the joy. 🌈🦄 . And…here’s the kicker 🥋…if I could not or did not turn their frowns upside down 🙃 in record time, I felt like a failure. 😔 . 🙅🏾‍♀️ No one taught me that or imposed that on me. 👩‍👧‍👦 That is just one of the ways my “mothering instinct” turned on. 🤔 And it wasn’t positive or healthy. . 🤓 Lesson: I am responsible for what *I* do, what *I* say, how *I* respond, but—as 🧙🏼‍♀️ magical as moms are�—we are not responsible for the MOODS and REACTIONS of everyone around us. 😮 Everyone has agency just as we do. And they are responsible for those parts of themselves. And that’s a GOOD thing. 😇 . 👷🏼‍♀️ What hard lessons have you learned about family life as you’ve gotten older? Share! 💞 . ❝Stop trying to make everybody happy. You aren’t chocolate.❞ ~ Toby Mac . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #familylife  #momlife  #momproblems  #momlessons  #parenting  #parenting101  #parentinglessons  #parentinglife  #parentingproblems  #momsarepeopletoo  #personalresponsibility  #agency  #moods  #happiness  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
💪🏼 What midlife challenges have you conquered? 😫 What are you still struggling with?
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📺 The Midlife Credo YouTube channel launched this morning. 😰 And it is terrifying to me! For years I’ve helped my daughter and later my sons with video content. But being 🎬 behind the scenes and ⌨️ behind the keyboard are far more comfortable spaces.
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It’s NO 🙅🏻‍♀️ coincidence that this account started nearly a month ago and the only photos I’ve posted of myself were from decades ago. 😅 And it took all the courage I could muster to post a couple of (temporary!) stories with my face in them last weekend. 🙈
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😑 Then I realized how invisible so many middle aged women have become—myself included—and decided that I can’t expect someone else (least of all Hollywood 🙄) to see us as valuable contributions to society, if I’m not even willing to be seen myself. 🤨
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So…I’m putting it all out there. 💁🏼‍♀️ We start today with Midlife Crisis Success Stories for Women. 🙌🏽 I invite you to JOIN me on a journey to create your OWN success story. 🗺 I invite you to subscribe and share your expertise AND your trials.
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We are creating a community of people to work through midlife challenges in the best possible way. ☀️ If you’re determined to make the second half the BETTER half, join us on the journey. 🙌🏽
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❣️ Link in the bio!
https://youtu.be/ZM_OYbfXo78
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💪🏼 What midlife challenges have you conquered? 😫 What are you still struggling with? . 📺 The Midlife Credo YouTube channel launched this morning. 😰 And it is terrifying to me! For years I’ve helped my daughter and later my sons with video content. But being 🎬 behind the scenes and ⌨️ behind the keyboard are far more comfortable spaces. . It’s NO 🙅🏻‍♀️ coincidence that this account started nearly a month ago and the only photos I’ve posted of myself were from decades ago. 😅 And it took all the courage I could muster to post a couple of (temporary!) stories with my face in them last weekend. 🙈 . 😑 Then I realized how invisible so many middle aged women have become—myself included—and decided that I can’t expect someone else (least of all Hollywood 🙄) to see us as valuable contributions to society, if I’m not even willing to be seen myself. 🤨 . So…I’m putting it all out there. 💁🏼‍♀️ We start today with Midlife Crisis Success Stories for Women. 🙌🏽 I invite you to JOIN me on a journey to create your OWN success story. 🗺 I invite you to subscribe and share your expertise AND your trials. . We are creating a community of people to work through midlife challenges in the best possible way. ☀️ If you’re determined to make the second half the BETTER half, join us on the journey. 🙌🏽 . ❣️ Link in the bio! https://youtu.be/ZM_OYbfXo78 . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifeyoutube  #midlifecredoyoutube  #credosyoutube  #youtube  #youtubers  #youtuber  #successstories  #success  #women  #midlifewomen  #community  #communityofwomen  #wereinthistogether  #wevegotthis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
🧓🏼 Are you old yet? Yesterday I was searching the web 🖥 for #midlife issues. Apparently a popular search phrase is, “Is 30 midlife?” 🤣 I nearly fell off my chair. 🤭 I mean, what fool thinks 30 is on the downhill side of life? (Maybe a 25 year old? 😂)
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And yet, I look back at pictures 📷 of my younger self when I didn’t think I was young enough or skinny enough or X enough. 😤 And, wow, I wish I was ONLY as young and skinny and X as I used to be!
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It’s all relative, right? 📏 Take advantage of today. You’ll never be this young (or old!) again. 🤷🏾‍♀️ So what does it matter how it compares to someone else or another version of yourself? Just embrace it, live it, love it. 💖
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🌼 Go choose to have an amazing day! ☀️
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❝Keep calm and be crazy, laugh, love, and live it up because this is the oldest you’ve ever been and the youngest you’ll ever be again.❞
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🧓🏼 Are you old yet? Yesterday I was searching the web 🖥 for #midlife  issues. Apparently a popular search phrase is, “Is 30 midlife?” 🤣 I nearly fell off my chair. 🤭 I mean, what fool thinks 30 is on the downhill side of life? (Maybe a 25 year old? 😂) . And yet, I look back at pictures 📷 of my younger self when I didn’t think I was young enough or skinny enough or X enough. 😤 And, wow, I wish I was ONLY as young and skinny and X as I used to be! . It’s all relative, right? 📏 Take advantage of today. You’ll never be this young (or old!) again. 🤷🏾‍♀️ So what does it matter how it compares to someone else or another version of yourself? Just embrace it, live it, love it. 💖 . 🌼 Go choose to have an amazing day! ☀️ . ❝Keep calm and be crazy, laugh, love, and live it up because this is the oldest you’ve ever been and the youngest you’ll ever be again.❞ . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #embracetoday  #maketodaygreat  #choose  #choosejoy  #choosehappiness  #choosetohaveagreatday  #choosetohaveagoodday  #chooselove  #old  #young  #ageisrelative  #ageisjustanumber  #haveanamazingday  #lifeisamazing  #loveyourlife  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
🎉 Happy anniversary to the love of my life! 💖 ⓷⓷ years today with many more to come. ☀️
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❄️ On February 9, 1985, Sam and I went on our first date. We met in college 🎓 and had known each other for almost a year, but never quite got it together. (He had called my apartment three times the summer before, but my roommate never gave me the message. 😖)
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6️⃣ months later, to the day, we got married in the Salt Lake Temple. 💒 It was an absolutely perfect day. 💐
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🗓 All these years and six children later—with 13 moves, myriad career shifts, unexpected situations, and all that life throws at you—we are more in love than we have ever been. 💗  I know part of that is work and part is luck. 🍀 But I am so, so grateful to go through all this with @samuelmcarthursmith by my side. 💞 He is my partner and soul mate.
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💝 True love is the most amazing thing in the world. 💑
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🎉 Happy anniversary to the love of my life! 💖 ⓷⓷ years today with many more to come. ☀️ . ❄️ On February 9, 1985, Sam and I went on our first date. We met in college 🎓 and had known each other for almost a year, but never quite got it together. (He had called my apartment three times the summer before, but my roommate never gave me the message. 😖) . 6️⃣ months later, to the day, we got married in the Salt Lake Temple. 💒 It was an absolutely perfect day. 💐 . 🗓 All these years and six children later—with 13 moves, myriad career shifts, unexpected situations, and all that life throws at you—we are more in love than we have ever been. 💗 I know part of that is work and part is luck. 🍀 But I am so, so grateful to go through all this with @samuelmcarthursmith by my side. 💞 He is my partner and soul mate. . 💝 True love is the most amazing thing in the world. 💑 . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlifecrisis  #anniversary  #happypanniversary  #teamsmith  #lovehim  #growingoldwithyou  #33years  #1985  #wedding  #marriage  #1985weddings  #blessed  #noreallytho  #templemarriage  #ldscouples  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
👰🏽🤵🏼 Love. 💞 33 years with the most loyal, deeply good man I know. He is thoughtful and constant. He never says anything he doesn’t truly believe. He is a true genius and we can talk—about anything—for hours and hours. And he married the original “wild child.” 😂
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😘 There is nothing in my life that has been a greater #blessing than finding this man to spend forever with. No one could be a more perfect partner and father to our six amazing kids. He is my best friend, my team, my lover, my world. 🌎 @samuelmcarthursmith is my one and only. 💖
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Young love is romanticized and celebrated. 📣 And it should be! But nothing is as beautiful as growing old with the person you adore. 👵🏽👴🏻
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⓷⓷ an eternity to go, babe. 💘
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❝Brave is the man who loves a wild woman.❞
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👰🏽🤵🏼 Love. 💞 33 years with the most loyal, deeply good man I know. He is thoughtful and constant. He never says anything he doesn’t truly believe. He is a true genius and we can talk—about anything—for hours and hours. And he married the original “wild child.” 😂 . 😘 There is nothing in my life that has been a greater #blessing  than finding this man to spend forever with. No one could be a more perfect partner and father to our six amazing kids. He is my best friend, my team, my lover, my world. 🌎 @samuelmcarthursmith is my one and only. 💖 . Young love is romanticized and celebrated. 📣 And it should be! But nothing is as beautiful as growing old with the person you adore. 👵🏽👴🏻 . ⓷⓷ an eternity to go, babe. 💘 . ❝Brave is the man who loves a wild woman.❞ . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlifecrisis  #anniversary  #happypanniversary  #teamsmith  #lovehim  #growingoldwithyou  #33years  #1985  #wedding  #marriage  #1985weddings  #blessed  #noreallytho  #templemarriage  #ldscouples  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
🌅 What inspires you RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE? 🏜 The other day someone told me there was nothing beautiful where they lived. 🤔 I cannot imagine that! I have never been anywhere that wasn’t awesome in its own way.
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I live right at the base of one of the most gorgeous #mountains I’ve ever seen, ⛰ Mount Timpanogos. I can see it out my window. 🏡 I see it every day. The majority of my life, I have lived close enough to see it. 😎 It’s so easy to become blind to the beauty that is common to us. But then someone comes to visit from out of town and they rave about the mountains. 😯And I remember to look and be in awe.
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There are many things in our lives like that. 💑 Nature, friends, family, health, comfort. We forget about them until we are reminded how amazing and precious they are. 🔆 My true hope is that I keep reminding myself about those things, no matter how common they are. 🎉
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💐 Share something in your life every day that is truly amazing! 💞
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🌅 What inspires you RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE? 🏜 The other day someone told me there was nothing beautiful where they lived. 🤔 I cannot imagine that! I have never been anywhere that wasn’t awesome in its own way. . I live right at the base of one of the most gorgeous #mountains  I’ve ever seen, ⛰ Mount Timpanogos. I can see it out my window. 🏡 I see it every day. The majority of my life, I have lived close enough to see it. 😎 It’s so easy to become blind to the beauty that is common to us. But then someone comes to visit from out of town and they rave about the mountains. 😯And I remember to look and be in awe. . There are many things in our lives like that. 💑 Nature, friends, family, health, comfort. We forget about them until we are reminded how amazing and precious they are. 🔆 My true hope is that I keep reminding myself about those things, no matter how common they are. 🎉 . 💐 Share something in your life every day that is truly amazing! 💞 . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #delicatearch  #utahnature  #utah  #delicatearchtrail  #appreciation  #noticethegoodstuff  #noticethegood  #donttakeitforgranted  #lifeisshort  #enjoythegood  #lifeisshortenjoyit  #timpanogos  #mounttimpanogos  #mttimpanogos  #timp  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
⛈ Crushing blows? They are real! 😢 Yesterday I mentioned dear friends who have been struggling. Today, the situation for one got exponentially worse when she arrived at her 💼 job only to be told, “It’s just not a good fit.” 😰
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If you knew this woman’s history 🗺 you would know that it’s just one more thing in an almost unbelievable string of difficulties. Far more than a “fair share” of trials. ⚖️ While everyone has ups and downs and everyone experiences difficulties, I do not understand why some have so many weights piled upon them. 😞
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Still, as we talked today, I watched her do her best to look at the 🌥 possibilities ahead. It wasn’t magic. 🕴🏽 It wasn’t perfect. But she is a 🏋🏼‍♀️ superhero to face ONE MORE trial with courage. 💪🏻
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💞 If you are experiencing something similar, please know that getting up and moving on is the stuff superheroes are made of. 💝 Keep on. Everything is figureoutable. 🤗
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❝Life hits you hard. But it takes you three seconds to decide if you are a superhero or not.❞
~ Hrithik Roshan
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⛈ Crushing blows? They are real! 😢 Yesterday I mentioned dear friends who have been struggling. Today, the situation for one got exponentially worse when she arrived at her 💼 job only to be told, “It’s just not a good fit.” 😰 . If you knew this woman’s history 🗺 you would know that it’s just one more thing in an almost unbelievable string of difficulties. Far more than a “fair share” of trials. ⚖️ While everyone has ups and downs and everyone experiences difficulties, I do not understand why some have so many weights piled upon them. 😞 . Still, as we talked today, I watched her do her best to look at the 🌥 possibilities ahead. It wasn’t magic. 🕴🏽 It wasn’t perfect. But she is a 🏋🏼‍♀️ superhero to face ONE MORE trial with courage. 💪🏻 . 💞 If you are experiencing something similar, please know that getting up and moving on is the stuff superheroes are made of. 💝 Keep on. Everything is figureoutable. 🤗 . ❝Life hits you hard. But it takes you three seconds to decide if you are a superhero or not.❞ ~ Hrithik Roshan . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #trials  #struggles  #superhero  #superheroes  #overcome  #overcomer  #figureoutable  #youvegotthis  #struggle  #trial  #lifeishard  #overcomeobstacles  #overcomefear  #fightthegoodfight  #havefaith  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
🌧 Had a rough day this week? 😢 Two dear friends have struggled terribly this week with difficult challenges. As much as #trials ARE part of life, they can seem completely #overwhelming. 😨 Been there.
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When you’re in that dark hole 🕳 TRY to remember that 💡 TODAY is temporary. ⏳ Tomorrow really is a new day with new #possibilities. 🌦
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❝Having a rough morning? Place your hand over your heart. Feel that? That’s called purpose. You’re alive for a reason. Don’t give up!❞
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#credos #midlifecredo #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #difficult #sad #depression #struggle #tomorrowisanewday #lookup #itsgonnabeok #newstart #dontgiveup #nevergiveup
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🌧 Had a rough day this week? 😢 Two dear friends have struggled terribly this week with difficult challenges. As much as #trials  ARE part of life, they can seem completely #overwhelming . 😨 Been there. . When you’re in that dark hole 🕳 TRY to remember that 💡 TODAY is temporary. ⏳ Tomorrow really is a new day with new #possibilities . 🌦 . ❝Having a rough morning? Place your hand over your heart. Feel that? That’s called purpose. You’re alive for a reason. Don’t give up!❞ . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #difficult  #sad  #depression  #struggle  #tomorrowisanewday  #lookup  #itsgonnabeok  #newstart  #dontgiveup  #nevergiveup  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #youhavepurpose  #findyourpurpose  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
⏰ What are YOU waiting for? ⌚️
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There are so many 💡 ideas I have put on the back burner, waiting for something in my life to change FIRST, so I would be “ready” to take action. 😨 All #excuses. All #fear.
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Even something as mundane as starting this account 🤨 filled me with doubts. It’s just so…public. And I’ve been miles more comfortable (for a few decades now) being behind the scenes. I create 👩🏽‍💻 websites, edit footage, do technical work, even blog. And comfortably hide behind my computer, where I feel #bold and #confident. 💁🏼‍♀️
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But I’m done hiding. ✋🏻 At least in theory. 🧐 I’m still stalling in the planning phase of launching #MidlifeCredo. A YouTube channel is in the works. I’ve got some AMAZING podcast guests lined up. But…I’m pretty sure there are more logistics to work out. 🤦🏻‍♀️
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🛑 How do YOU move #forward when feel #stuck? 😶
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#credos #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #doubt #midlifeproblems #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50 #midlifejourney #waiting #waitingfor #waitingforchange #howtogetunstuck #lifechange #uglycry #behindthescenes
⏰ What are YOU waiting for? ⌚️ . There are so many 💡 ideas I have put on the back burner, waiting for something in my life to change FIRST, so I would be “ready” to take action. 😨 All #excuses . All #fear . . Even something as mundane as starting this account 🤨 filled me with doubts. It’s just so…public. And I’ve been miles more comfortable (for a few decades now) being behind the scenes. I create 👩🏽‍💻 websites, edit footage, do technical work, even blog. And comfortably hide behind my computer, where I feel #bold  and #confident . 💁🏼‍♀️ . But I’m done hiding. ✋🏻 At least in theory. 🧐 I’m still stalling in the planning phase of launching #MidlifeCredo . A YouTube channel is in the works. I’ve got some AMAZING podcast guests lined up. But…I’m pretty sure there are more logistics to work out. 🤦🏻‍♀️ . 🛑 How do YOU move #forward  when feel #stuck ? 😶 . . . . . #credos  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #doubt  #midlifeproblems  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50  #midlifejourney  #waiting  #waitingfor  #waitingforchange  #howtogetunstuck  #lifechange  #uglycry  #behindthescenes 
👒 In ⓸ words, describe your #style! 🌺 Mine: I HAVE NO IDEA. 🤨 Right now, I’m utterly adept at matching a nerdy tech swag tee with a neutral slip-on pant paired with jandals. 🤣🤭😩 My closet has been pathetic for well over a decade. 🤦🏽‍♀️
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So. Help me. 🙏🏻 Give me your best advice for midlife fashion.
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✅ Here is my (admittedly problematic) clothing checklist:
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‣ #AGE - I’m 54. I’m not trying to look 20. 💁🏾‍♀️ I’m also not trying to look like a little old granny. 👵🏼
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‣ #COMFORT - I am DECADES beyond a willingness to experience 🤕 pain or discomfort for the sake of #fashion. Seriously, people, why would I literally MAIM myself in 👠 stilettos because it gives me a “long leg”? 😭 No. Just no.
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‣ #COST - I’ll be straight up. I can afford to buy clothes. 💵 I just don’t want to spend much money on them. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I don’t care about labels AT ALL. 🙅🏼‍♀️ And I don’t care much about clothes. 😬
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👍🏻 Yet…I’d still like to up my fashion game.
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👗 What are your favorite stores? Styles? What’s your go-to outfit? Any help will be more than I have going for me right now!
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❣️ Shared with kind permission from Jane at @mymidlifefashion. She has such a casual but polished look that I love. Also kelly green is MY COLOR. And her hair? I might copy it. ↠ Give her a follow!
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#credos #midlifecredo #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #fashion #clothes #fashionplan #midlifefashion #midlifefashionista #midlifefashioncrisis #fashioncrisis #nerdfashion #fashionupgrade #middleagefashion #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
👒 In ⓸ words, describe your #style ! 🌺 Mine: I HAVE NO IDEA. 🤨 Right now, I’m utterly adept at matching a nerdy tech swag tee with a neutral slip-on pant paired with jandals. 🤣🤭😩 My closet has been pathetic for well over a decade. 🤦🏽‍♀️ . So. Help me. 🙏🏻 Give me your best advice for midlife fashion. . ✅ Here is my (admittedly problematic) clothing checklist: . ‣ #AGE  - I’m 54. I’m not trying to look 20. 💁🏾‍♀️ I’m also not trying to look like a little old granny. 👵🏼 . ‣ #COMFORT  - I am DECADES beyond a willingness to experience 🤕 pain or discomfort for the sake of #fashion . Seriously, people, why would I literally MAIM myself in 👠 stilettos because it gives me a “long leg”? 😭 No. Just no. . ‣ #COST  - I’ll be straight up. I can afford to buy clothes. 💵 I just don’t want to spend much money on them. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I don’t care about labels AT ALL. 🙅🏼‍♀️ And I don’t care much about clothes. 😬 . 👍🏻 Yet…I’d still like to up my fashion game. . 👗 What are your favorite stores? Styles? What’s your go-to outfit? Any help will be more than I have going for me right now! . ❣️ Shared with kind permission from Jane at @mymidlifefashion. She has such a casual but polished look that I love. Also kelly green is MY COLOR. And her hair? I might copy it. ↠ Give her a follow! . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #fashion  #clothes  #fashionplan  #midlifefashion  #midlifefashionista  #midlifefashioncrisis  #fashioncrisis  #nerdfashion  #fashionupgrade  #middleagefashion  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
👷🏻‍♀️ Change is so hard. #MidlifeTransition hurts:
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🔸 #Habits have been ingrained for DECADES. 🗓
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🔸 Running out of ⏰ time.
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Today as I left @vasafitness 🏋🏽‍♀️ I stopped by the craft store to pick up a can of paint 🎨 for my film set. (#YouTube coming! 🎥 Far scarier than #Insta!) There were ⓵⓹ people in front of me in line (thanks, @joann_stores 🙄). With the latest @sunnylenarduzzi vid on my earbuds, I realized that every woman in front of me…every single one…was a #pudgy #unkempt middle-aged woman. 😢
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Just. Like. Me. 😭
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And I wondered how 🤔 we had all gotten so lost that—in spite of our best intentions—we HAD let ourselves go. 🌬
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I realize how #judgy 👩🏻‍⚖️ that is. I don’t know those women or their stories. But knowing the stories of a billion OTHER pudgy unkempt middle-aged women (just like me), I can make a pretty accurate guess for many of them. Many of US.
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💡 Life happened. Kids happened. Careers happened. Illnesses happened. Struggles happened…every day. And those things took time and their toll.
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I think people in first world countries 🌎 are far too involved with #selfcare — no matter what they claim. I believe that OTHER esteem creates real SELF esteem as a byproduct. The kind that is far more lasting than getting more mani pedis 💅🏽 and #RetailTherapy 🛍.
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But #service is not mutually exclusive of self-improvement on a massive scale. ⚖️ And that’s what I’m looking for right now. Massive scale life change. 💥
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🧞‍♀️ There are so many reasons to stay in the #ComfortZone. But I’m so tired of it. Anyone else really want to kick this last half century to the curb? 🥋
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❝You can choose courage or you can choose comfort. You cannot choose both.❞
~ Brene Brown
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#credos #midlifecredo #midlifecrisis #midlifemalaise #justlikeme #massivechange #selfimprovement #lifechange #fabover50 #goals #midlifegoals #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage
👷🏻‍♀️ Change is so hard. #MidlifeTransition  hurts: . 🔸 #Habits  have been ingrained for DECADES. 🗓 🔸 Body/mind/circumstances are less nimble. 🔸 Running out of ⏰ time. 🔸 Add a big etcetera! . Today as I left @vasafitness 🏋🏽‍♀️ I stopped by the craft store to pick up a can of paint 🎨 for my film set. (#YouTube  coming! 🎥 Far scarier than #Insta !) There were ⓵⓹ people in front of me in line (thanks, @joann_stores 🙄). With the latest @sunnylenarduzzi vid on my earbuds, I realized that every woman in front of me…every single one…was a #pudgy  #unkempt  middle-aged woman. 😢 . Just. Like. Me. 😭 . And I wondered how 🤔 we had all gotten so lost that—in spite of our best intentions—we HAD let ourselves go. 🌬 . I realize how #judgy  👩🏻‍⚖️ that is. I don’t know those women or their stories. But knowing the stories of a billion OTHER pudgy unkempt middle-aged women (just like me), I can make a pretty accurate guess for many of them. Many of US. . 💡 Life happened. Kids happened. Careers happened. Illnesses happened. Struggles happened…every day. And those things took time and their toll. . I think people in first world countries 🌎 are far too involved with #selfcare  — no matter what they claim. I believe that OTHER esteem creates real SELF esteem as a byproduct. The kind that is far more lasting than getting more mani pedis 💅🏽 and #RetailTherapy  🛍. . But #service  is not mutually exclusive of self-improvement on a massive scale. ⚖️ And that’s what I’m looking for right now. Massive scale life change. 💥 . 🧞‍♀️ There are so many reasons to stay in the #ComfortZone . But I’m so tired of it. Anyone else really want to kick this last half century to the curb? 🥋 . ❝You can choose courage or you can choose comfort. You cannot choose both.❞ ~ Brene Brown . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlifecrisis  #midlifemalaise  #justlikeme  #massivechange  #selfimprovement  #lifechange  #fabover50  #goals  #midlifegoals  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage 
🧝🏽‍♀️ Any 70s kids here? Do you remember the popular poster that read: “Today is the first day of the rest of your life!”? As a kids of about 7, I recall thinking it was, well…obvi. 💁🏻‍♀️
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🤓 Experience changes perspective. Today the thought of starting over and thinking we can “Pretend we're starting out in life...instead of ending up” is more than attractive. (💯 points for anyone who gets *that* movie reference! 🎥)
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😌 While we should learn from the past (lest we be “doomed to repeat” the errors), dwelling in it helps no one. 🐢 Slowly I’m leaning to HAPPILY remember the past while focusing forward with genuine enthusiasm. It’s a process for me. I’m not there yet.
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So, what’s happening for YOUR second 𝟓𝟎? 🤩 How do you look forward with positivity and excitement?
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❝Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.❞
~ Brad Paisley
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#credos #midlifecredo #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage
🧝🏽‍♀️ Any 70s kids here? Do you remember the popular poster that read: “Today is the first day of the rest of your life!”? As a kids of about 7, I recall thinking it was, well…obvi. 💁🏻‍♀️ . 🤓 Experience changes perspective. Today the thought of starting over and thinking we can “Pretend we're starting out in life...instead of ending up” is more than attractive. (💯 points for anyone who gets *that* movie reference! 🎥) . 😌 While we should learn from the past (lest we be “doomed to repeat” the errors), dwelling in it helps no one. 🐢 Slowly I’m leaning to HAPPILY remember the past while focusing forward with genuine enthusiasm. It’s a process for me. I’m not there yet. . So, what’s happening for YOUR second 𝟓𝟎? 🤩 How do you look forward with positivity and excitement? . ❝Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.❞ ~ Brad Paisley . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage 
😢 Do you have regrets? 💔 When my first child was born, 👶🏼 I wrote a new life #mantra. “No regrets!” Whatever it took, I was going to live every day of my life so that when I was old and grey—and my kids were grown and gone—I would not have a single regret about anything I ever did. 😃
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✅ I actually made it about three months without any *major* missteps. Still, I tried to renew my dedication to error free parenting and error free wifing and error free friending and…well, you get the drift. 💂🏽‍♀️
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About once a year, I would review the status of my life 📆 and try to rework the mantra and my life. “No more regrets!” “Fewer regrets!” “Only regrets out of your control!” “🙄 Just breathe!”
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So, the truth is, I have a ton of regrets. 🤕 Some have come about my my own bad choices. Some from the bad choices of others. Some from my responses to the bad choices of others. Some from not anticipating how what SEEMED like a good solution would turn out really badly. Some…well, you get the drift. 🌊
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I’m not sure if I was really unrealistic or just really bad at execution. 🤔 Still, I’d push that do over button 🔘 without a second thought, just for the chance to keep the things I’ve learned and try to better implement them.
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Since that isn’t an option, I’m trying to start where I am—in all its imperfection—and move forward. 🌥 Maybe that’s all any of us an do.
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⚡️ How do you have a positive outlook, in spite of past mistakes?
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❝One bad chapter does not mean your story’s over.❞
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#credos #midlifecredo #midlifecrisis #regret #noregret #regrets #noregrets #forgiveness #regretnothing #forgive #tryagain #doover #moveon #moveonquotes #future #looktothefuture #badchoices #goodchoices #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage
😢 Do you have regrets? 💔 When my first child was born, 👶🏼 I wrote a new life #mantra . “No regrets!” Whatever it took, I was going to live every day of my life so that when I was old and grey—and my kids were grown and gone—I would not have a single regret about anything I ever did. 😃 . ✅ I actually made it about three months without any *major* missteps. Still, I tried to renew my dedication to error free parenting and error free wifing and error free friending and…well, you get the drift. 💂🏽‍♀️ . About once a year, I would review the status of my life 📆 and try to rework the mantra and my life. “No more regrets!” “Fewer regrets!” “Only regrets out of your control!” “🙄 Just breathe!” . So, the truth is, I have a ton of regrets. 🤕 Some have come about my my own bad choices. Some from the bad choices of others. Some from my responses to the bad choices of others. Some from not anticipating how what SEEMED like a good solution would turn out really badly. Some…well, you get the drift. 🌊 . I’m not sure if I was really unrealistic or just really bad at execution. 🤔 Still, I’d push that do over button 🔘 without a second thought, just for the chance to keep the things I’ve learned and try to better implement them. . Since that isn’t an option, I’m trying to start where I am—in all its imperfection—and move forward. 🌥 Maybe that’s all any of us an do. . ⚡️ How do you have a positive outlook, in spite of past mistakes? . ❝One bad chapter does not mean your story’s over.❞ . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlifecrisis  #regret  #noregret  #regrets  #noregrets  #forgiveness  #regretnothing  #forgive  #tryagain  #doover  #moveon  #moveonquotes  #future  #looktothefuture  #badchoices  #goodchoices  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage 
👵🏼 Is your dream to #retire 🛌 and drink 🍍 piña coladas 🥥 on a chaise on the beach? 🏖 Is it to endlessly lunch 🥙 and shop 👜  and stroll 👡 in a tropical paradise? 🌺
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🌅 There is a “senior community” in Pompano Beach called Leisureville. (No, seriously.) The first time we drove by it after moving to Florida, I burst out laughing. 😂 True, I was only 27, but the in-your-faceness of the retire and do nothing but #golf and play #mah-jongg meme seemed not only amusing, but #boring. B-O-R-I-N-G! 🙍🏻‍♀️
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💥 At the time, I hoped—I KNEW—that I would never—could never—be content to”leisure” my life away. 🙅🏾‍♀️ No matter how old I was. As long as I have the capacity, I want to be learning, experiencing, DOING things. 💃🏼
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❓ Do you feel the same way? Is your retirement going to be anything BUT retiring? 👑 What are your dreams and goals for that last 50? 🙌🏻 Share your plans!
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❝Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely, in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, ‘Wow! What a ride!’❞
~ Robert Garry
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#credos #midlifecredo #retirement #bigplans #lifeplans #retirementplans #retirementgoals #retirementfund #leisure #noleisure #noleisureretirement #leisureville #activeretirement 
#midlifegoals #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage
👵🏼 Is your dream to #retire  🛌 and drink 🍍 piña coladas 🥥 on a chaise on the beach? 🏖 Is it to endlessly lunch 🥙 and shop 👜 and stroll 👡 in a tropical paradise? 🌺 . 🌅 There is a “senior community” in Pompano Beach called Leisureville. (No, seriously.) The first time we drove by it after moving to Florida, I burst out laughing. 😂 True, I was only 27, but the in-your-faceness of the retire and do nothing but #golf  and play #mah -jongg meme seemed not only amusing, but #boring . B-O-R-I-N-G! 🙍🏻‍♀️ . 💥 At the time, I hoped—I KNEW—that I would never—could never—be content to”leisure” my life away. 🙅🏾‍♀️ No matter how old I was. As long as I have the capacity, I want to be learning, experiencing, DOING things. 💃🏼 . ❓ Do you feel the same way? Is your retirement going to be anything BUT retiring? 👑 What are your dreams and goals for that last 50? 🙌🏻 Share your plans! . ❝Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely, in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, ‘Wow! What a ride!’❞ ~ Robert Garry . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #retirement  #bigplans  #lifeplans  #retirementplans  #retirementgoals  #retirementfund  #leisure  #noleisure  #noleisureretirement  #leisureville  #activeretirement  #midlifegoals  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage 
After my pity party 😭🎉 on the last post 😭 I thought it was time to kick myself in the backside. 🥋 It doesn’t matter if you are 🧒🏽 young, 👩🏻‍💼 middle-aged, 👵🏾 old, 🙋🏼‍♀️ single, 👰🏽🤵🏻 married. There are more important things to DO than be melancholy about the passage of time and change of circumstances.
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A dear friend of mine, Robes Patton, was diagnosed with brain cancer 🤕  when he was 38. For nearly a year and a half, he fought the impact of surgeries, medications, and progression of the disease. 😞
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Robes and I both had May #birthdays and since he was five years older than I was, I always had fodder for a good “old man” dig. As his 39th birthday approached (over a year into dealing with #cancer) I teased him—as was tradition—about sliding on into his 40s.
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He looked at me, smiled, and said, “Alison, 40 looks really good right now.” 🤯
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Robes didn’t make it to 40. 😢 He died  four months later, leaving his amazing wife, three young kids, sister and brothers and parents. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
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Whenever I feel sorry for myself for getting old, I remember Robes and what he taught me about the ALTERNATIVE to getting old. 😲 We will either age or die.
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So, while part of me mourns the passing of time, children growing up and leaving home, circumstances changing, I am HERE. 💥 Unlike my friend (and other friends now, too), I have the great blessing and privilege to be able to LIVE and move forward. I never want to take that for granted. 💐
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💗 Aging is a #blessing that some never experience. 💗
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#credos #midlifecredo #midlifecrisis #braincancer #cancersucks #braincancerwarrior #braintumor #braintumorssuck #appreciateaging #agingisablessing #agingisablast #nomorepityparty #pitypartyover #stopwhining #stopwhiningstartgrinding @stopwhiningstartliving #RobesPatton #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage
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P.S. I don’t drop f-bombs. Ever. So please excuse Brown’s French. 😬🇫🇷
After my pity party 😭🎉 on the last post 😭 I thought it was time to kick myself in the backside. 🥋 It doesn’t matter if you are 🧒🏽 young, 👩🏻‍💼 middle-aged, 👵🏾 old, 🙋🏼‍♀️ single, 👰🏽🤵🏻 married. There are more important things to DO than be melancholy about the passage of time and change of circumstances. . A dear friend of mine, Robes Patton, was diagnosed with brain cancer 🤕 when he was 38. For nearly a year and a half, he fought the impact of surgeries, medications, and progression of the disease. 😞 . Robes and I both had May #birthdays  and since he was five years older than I was, I always had fodder for a good “old man” dig. As his 39th birthday approached (over a year into dealing with #cancer ) I teased him—as was tradition—about sliding on into his 40s. . He looked at me, smiled, and said, “Alison, 40 looks really good right now.” 🤯 . Robes didn’t make it to 40. 😢 He died four months later, leaving his amazing wife, three young kids, sister and brothers and parents. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 . Whenever I feel sorry for myself for getting old, I remember Robes and what he taught me about the ALTERNATIVE to getting old. 😲 We will either age or die. . So, while part of me mourns the passing of time, children growing up and leaving home, circumstances changing, I am HERE. 💥 Unlike my friend (and other friends now, too), I have the great blessing and privilege to be able to LIVE and move forward. I never want to take that for granted. 💐 . 💗 Aging is a #blessing  that some never experience. 💗 . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlifecrisis  #braincancer  #cancersucks  #braincancerwarrior  #braintumor  #braintumorssuck  #appreciateaging  #agingisablessing  #agingisablast  #nomorepityparty  #pitypartyover  #stopwhining  #stopwhiningstartgrinding  @stopwhiningstartliving #RobesPatton  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  . P.S. I don’t drop f-bombs. Ever. So please excuse Brown’s French. 😬🇫🇷
HABITS! 😬 What habits are holding you back? ✋🏽 When you’ve done something for DECADES it can be really difficult to CHOOSE to do something else. But it’s 💯% possible!
Don’t be that old dog 🐶 who can’t learn new tricks. Try something different. Take a risk.
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A good friend of mine @grandma__cc went paragliding today. 💨 It looks so fun and it’s on my bucket list (AFTER my youngest is an adult 😂), but she actually DID it. Along with a host of other cool things. She’ not waiting for tomorrow or next month or next year. She’s just flying (literally) through her 50s. (The first day I met her was in junior high, when she moved into my neighborhood, came to church, and flung spit wads 😎 throughout Sunday School class, so this should NOT surprise me!)
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Have you done something completely outside the box to make your life AMAZING? Share it in the comments!
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❝Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.❞
~ Carl Jung
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#credos #midlifecredo #unconscious#conscious #fate #carljung #jungian#changeyourlife #newhabits #oldhabits#changeyourlife #thinkoutsidethebox#comfortzone #comfortzonechallenge#changeyourmindset #changeyourlifenow#goodhabits #oldhabits #midlifecrisis#midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40#over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40#middleaged #makingyourcomeback#midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #midlifetransition
HABITS! 😬 What habits are holding you back? ✋🏽 When you’ve done something for DECADES it can be really difficult to CHOOSE to do something else. But it’s 💯% possible! Don’t be that old dog 🐶 who can’t learn new tricks. Try something different. Take a risk. . A good friend of mine @grandma__cc went paragliding today. 💨 It looks so fun and it’s on my bucket list (AFTER my youngest is an adult 😂), but she actually DID it. Along with a host of other cool things. She’ not waiting for tomorrow or next month or next year. She’s just flying (literally) through her 50s. (The first day I met her was in junior high, when she moved into my neighborhood, came to church, and flung spit wads 😎 throughout Sunday School class, so this should NOT surprise me!) . Have you done something completely outside the box to make your life AMAZING? Share it in the comments! . ❝Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.❞ ~ Carl Jung . . #credos Â #midlifecredo Â #unconscious #conscious Â #fate Â #carljung Â #jungian #changeyourlife Â #newhabits Â #oldhabits #changeyourlife Â #thinkoutsidethebox #comfortzone Â #comfortzonechallenge #changeyourmindset Â #changeyourlifenow #goodhabits Â #oldhabits Â #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition Â #midlifemalaise Â #over40 #over50 Â #over60 Â #wrongsideof40 #middleaged Â #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback Â #midliferevamp  #midlifetransition 
😢 Bad stuff has happened to you. Am I right? 🙋🏾‍♀️ Very few people make it half a century unscathed. 💔 Whether it’s a broken heart, a debilitating disease, a horrific accident, or something else, ⚡️ by now most of us have had some really devastating blows. 🤢
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⛈ What do you DO with those? 🌪
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💡 I’d say Theodor Geisel is onto something here. In the choice between victim and victor, choose the latter. What can you learn? Who can you help? How can you turn that horrible situation into something useful and maybe even good. 🔆
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👼🏻 One (of the many) difficult things I have dealt with was five #miscarriages. There was no identifiable reason and, honestly, few people care that much. “Well, at least you can get pregnant!” But it can be physically and emotionally desolating. 😨 Of course, I had my share of crying and discouragement. But, ultimately, I decided to share my experience and help other women dealing with similar issues. I became something of the resident miscarriage expert among my peers in Florida. Not something I ever aspired to, but it gave the experience some meaning.
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💫 What awful situations have you been able to turn around? 👸🏽
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❝When something bad happens, you have three choices. You can let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.❞
~ Dr Seuss
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#credos #midlifecredo #midlifecrisis #badstuff #badstuffhappens  #sad #sadsituations #silverlining #lookforthesilverlining #dontgiveup #turnthingsaround #infertility #support #miscarriagesupport #miscarriage #miscarriagesucks #heartbreak #recovery #moveon #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #midlifetransition #embraceyourage
😢 Bad stuff has happened to you. Am I right? 🙋🏾‍♀️ Very few people make it half a century unscathed. 💔 Whether it’s a broken heart, a debilitating disease, a horrific accident, or something else, ⚡️ by now most of us have had some really devastating blows. 🤢 . ⛈ What do you DO with those? 🌪 . 💡 I’d say Theodor Geisel is onto something here. In the choice between victim and victor, choose the latter. What can you learn? Who can you help? How can you turn that horrible situation into something useful and maybe even good. 🔆 . 👼🏻 One (of the many) difficult things I have dealt with was five #miscarriages . There was no identifiable reason and, honestly, few people care that much. “Well, at least you can get pregnant!” But it can be physically and emotionally desolating. 😨 Of course, I had my share of crying and discouragement. But, ultimately, I decided to share my experience and help other women dealing with similar issues. I became something of the resident miscarriage expert among my peers in Florida. Not something I ever aspired to, but it gave the experience some meaning. . 💫 What awful situations have you been able to turn around? 👸🏽 . ❝When something bad happens, you have three choices. You can let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.❞ ~ Dr Seuss . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlifecrisis  #badstuff  #badstuffhappens  #sad  #sadsituations  #silverlining  #lookforthesilverlining  #dontgiveup  #turnthingsaround  #infertility  #support  #miscarriagesupport  #miscarriage  #miscarriagesucks  #heartbreak  #recovery  #moveon  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #midlifetransition  #embraceyourage 
🌄 What is stunningly beautiful where YOU are RIGHT NOW? 🤩 I spent last week in San Francisco and had the best time. Last time there, my husband and I visited all the major sites and biked across the Golden Gate Bridge on a tandem. 🌉 This time I just walked and walked and explored all the interesting buildings and out of the way places I could find. 🚶🏾‍♀️ .
💚 There was something so liberating and joyful about having no where in particular to go, just time and incredible weather. 📱 Thanks so GPS, I didn’t even pay attention to where I turned, just went wherever looked the most interesting. 😂
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🌇 There is so much beauty in cities, in nature, in people. I have always been something of a homebody, particularly when my children were small. ✈️ But now that they are mostly grown, I’m looking forward to seeing more of the world. 🌎
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🗺  What are your favorite cities in the world? What are your favorite places to explore?
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#credos #midlifecredo #midlifecrisis #travel #sanfrancisco #midlifetravel #westcoast #coupletravel #walkingtours #citytours #explore #travelfun #traveladventure #travelwithoutkids #funtravel #travelpics #californiatravel #sightseeing #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #midlifetransition #embraceyourage
🌄 What is stunningly beautiful where YOU are RIGHT NOW? 🤩 I spent last week in San Francisco and had the best time. Last time there, my husband and I visited all the major sites and biked across the Golden Gate Bridge on a tandem. 🌉 This time I just walked and walked and explored all the interesting buildings and out of the way places I could find. 🚶🏾‍♀️ . 💚 There was something so liberating and joyful about having no where in particular to go, just time and incredible weather. 📱 Thanks so GPS, I didn’t even pay attention to where I turned, just went wherever looked the most interesting. 😂 . 🌇 There is so much beauty in cities, in nature, in people. I have always been something of a homebody, particularly when my children were small. ✈️ But now that they are mostly grown, I’m looking forward to seeing more of the world. 🌎 . 🗺 What are your favorite cities in the world? What are your favorite places to explore? . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlifecrisis  #travel  #sanfrancisco  #midlifetravel  #westcoast  #coupletravel  #walkingtours  #citytours  #explore  #travelfun  #traveladventure  #travelwithoutkids  #funtravel  #travelpics  #californiatravel  #sightseeing  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #midlifetransition  #embraceyourage 
🏋🏽‍♀️ Have you ever gone to the gym as a middle-aged person, only to find yourself SURROUNDED by ripped 20-somethings? 😨 It can be just a tad intimidating. 😬 I know, I go to @vasafitness nearly every day and there are not too many people #over40 to keep me company. (And when we do see each other we pass on that *knowing look* that says, “You are SO freaking brave. Because, yeah, I know!” 🤩
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🎉 No matter what your latest endeavor or goal, no matter where you are starting, you ARE doing better than if had chosen to just sit on the sidelines. 🐒 Do not let COMPARISON keep you out of the game. ⛹🏻‍♀️ Get up and run and remind yourself that you are getting better EVERY DAY because you are taking ACTION. 👍🏻
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🏃🏽‍♀️ To “celebrate” my 40th birthday—and just months after giving birth to my sixth baby 👶🏼—a high school friend and I ran (using the term loosely) the #topofutahmarathon (I’d tag the page, but only the HALF marathon has a page, and we ran the FULL. Not cheating myself on credit!) It was the hardest physical thing I’ve ever done. I finished and didn’t die 🤕 (the only two goals I set) and I’m still proud of doing something so hard! And it taught be to push myself and take on new challenges. 💪🏽
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😅 Have you done something hard? Something that pushed you out of your comfort zone and that you are proud of? Share your victories! 🥇
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❝No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everyone on the couch.❞
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#credos #midlifecredo #midlifecrisis #dohardthings #dohardthingstogether #youcandohardthings #makeprogressnotexcuses #fitness #vasafitness #marathongoals #marathongirls #getoffthecouch #midlifegoals #setgoals #setgoalsnotlimits #takeaction #takeactionnow #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #midlifetransition #embraceyourage
🏋🏽‍♀️ Have you ever gone to the gym as a middle-aged person, only to find yourself SURROUNDED by ripped 20-somethings? 😨 It can be just a tad intimidating. 😬 I know, I go to @vasafitness nearly every day and there are not too many people #over40  to keep me company. (And when we do see each other we pass on that *knowing look* that says, “You are SO freaking brave. Because, yeah, I know!” 🤩 . 🎉 No matter what your latest endeavor or goal, no matter where you are starting, you ARE doing better than if had chosen to just sit on the sidelines. 🐒 Do not let COMPARISON keep you out of the game. ⛹🏻‍♀️ Get up and run and remind yourself that you are getting better EVERY DAY because you are taking ACTION. 👍🏻 . 🏃🏽‍♀️ To “celebrate” my 40th birthday—and just months after giving birth to my sixth baby 👶🏼—a high school friend and I ran (using the term loosely) the #topofutahmarathon  (I’d tag the page, but only the HALF marathon has a page, and we ran the FULL. Not cheating myself on credit!) It was the hardest physical thing I’ve ever done. I finished and didn’t die 🤕 (the only two goals I set) and I’m still proud of doing something so hard! And it taught be to push myself and take on new challenges. 💪🏽 . 😅 Have you done something hard? Something that pushed you out of your comfort zone and that you are proud of? Share your victories! 🥇 . ❝No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everyone on the couch.❞ . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlifecrisis  #dohardthings  #dohardthingstogether  #youcandohardthings  #makeprogressnotexcuses  #fitness  #vasafitness  #marathongoals  #marathongirls  #getoffthecouch  #midlifegoals  #setgoals  #setgoalsnotlimits  #takeaction  #takeactionnow  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #midlifetransition  #embraceyourage 
Did you see Geraldine Herbert's write up on the new Mazda 3 in Sunday's Independent? "...if you crave a fun-to-drive car on a winding back road but you still need something practical and economical, the new 3 is one to consider." #newmazda3 #mazda #mazda3 #sundaypapers #sundayindependent #geraldineherbert #sheknowshercars #2017 #trinity #trinitymazda #wexford #practical #economical #funtodrive #refreshedinterior #midliferevamp
Three weeks into my #midliferevamp and I plan on killing it. Six days a week, #noexcuses ! #kicks
Three weeks in, still at it! Might actually be enjoying this... #fitness #weights #happyandhealthy #goneupalevel
After gaining some much needed inspiration from some great people @pittkidd @stevecook_32 @neil_yoda_hill1 @ajmichaels and with all the time in the world, I have no excuses to not get my fitness into gear! With one of the best running tracks at my disposal #torquaybeach the time is now. Killed myself running up sand banks... Got to remember this feeling of achievement to go again tomorrow. #noexcuses #feelinggood #waitingforthepain
After gaining some much needed inspiration from some great people @pittkidd @stevecook_32 @neil_yoda_hill1 @ajmichaels and with all the time in the world, I have no excuses to not get my fitness into gear! With one of the best running tracks at my disposal #torquaybeach  the time is now. Killed myself running up sand banks... Got to remember this feeling of achievement to go again tomorrow. #noexcuses  #feelinggood  #waitingforthepain 
Loving #lifeslittleinstructionbook by H. Jackson Brown Jnr. A must read! #liferules #somethingtoliveby #lifelessons #bebrave